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HCScott
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I saw a thread on DPs aggression drills and I'm wondering how to get them or view them? Especially aggression drills in shorts and tee shirts. I am very interested in DPs tackling progression and how he teaches it.
I have a mini camp next weekend and I'm putting the practice schedule together. I'll have 3rd through 8th grade. Any ideas and advice is appreciated as far as splitting the age groups and beginning the "aggression progression". 

I expect to work on :

Stances, first step, second step
Six point drill
Gunfighter
2 point Sumo

Timber tackle
Freeze/fit tackle
Run, balance, hit - bag

Then move onto some fun stuff like towel drill, tug of war, deer hunter, and speed ball to finish.

"The quarterback must go down and he must go down hard"


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I saw a thread on DPs aggression drills and I'm wondering how to get them or view them? Especially aggression drills in shorts and tee shirts. I am very interested in DPs tackling progression and how he teaches it.
I have a mini camp next weekend and I'm putting the practice schedule together. I'll have 3rd through 8th grade. Any ideas and advice is appreciated as far as splitting the age groups and beginning the "aggression progression". 

I expect to work on :

Stances, first step, second step
Six point drill
Gunfighter
2 point Sumo

Timber tackle
Freeze/fit tackle
Run, balance, hit - bag

Then move onto some fun stuff like towel drill, tug of war, deer hunter, and speed ball to finish.

H

Dave is swamped right now so I'd PM him. CoachDP

What is beautiful, lives forever.


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DREagle
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If you can find a time that he's available for a phone call you will get a decade's worth of valuable information in less than an hour.  Have a pen and paper handy.  It's not just about aggression; there's much more to it that makes it a really valuable coaching tool that you can use with your young players and their families, but just putting in the aggression drills without the foundation won't be nearly as effective IMO.


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Luc
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Easy Coach,

Ask  nicely 🙂

And if you ever get the chance, that phone call is worth A LOT of money, and not only on the aggression topic.

Take a minute to look / ask about the CAL program.

Luc

To be good you have to work hard. To be better, you have to work harder. To be great, you have to keep working when the good ones stop.


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CoachDP
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I saw a thread on DPs aggression drills and I'm wondering how to get them or view them?

You could call me.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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HCScott
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You could call me.

--Dave

I will, and I've been looking forward to speaking with you.

Woe is me, I have only six players so far, 3rd - 8th, in an org I just went to 3 weeks ago that is destitute, gear in a dump pile, etc. So I've spent an inordinate amount of time in meetings pushing the Administrators and Board of Directors etc. Working on everything from websites to grant applications, setting up signs, getting quotes on gear and calling former players/parents. Meeting with potential coaches I know, for immediate or future help and the potential holdovers that are still assets to the program. Selling myself to gain the confidence of people that have been let down consistently in the past and trying to finance a complete outfit of 90 players.

I think things are taking shape and those involved are pulling in one direction. Thursday night's open practice and sign up will be a barometer I await with apprehension.

It has been a definite distraction to my typical preparation for the season. But you will here from me soon. 

"The quarterback must go down and he must go down hard"


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Dusty Ol Fart
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Dave will be the fist to tell you to make sure you drill wisely. 

This is youth ball, there is no magic drill or switch that suddenly turns kids into Dragon Slayers!

Aggression comes from confidence!!  My Ball, The Gauntlet, Sumo, Towel Drill are Superb Drills.  Done right, they build confidence and aggression.  99/100 kids hate to lose.

Done wrong, or in the wrong hands, they are a disaster. 

Example

In My Ball I am looking for great effort and tenacity.  Hard to get that if you match Secret Squirrel against King Kong.  Can I match them up against bigger kids?  Sure as long as their demeanor allows for it.  I have used this drill for a number of years.  I have had younger kids tap the older kids coach on the shoulder and ask if the BMOC can "come out and play".

Why?  Confidence!!  They might lose but they were there next practice calling him out again. 

Get a kid (MPP) to believe in themselves and its magic!!  😉

Not MPP... ONE TASK!  Teach them!  🙂


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jakeyuma
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Would you please explain "my ball" and gauntlet?  I have an idea.

Thank you


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CoachDP
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Would you please explain "my ball" and gauntlet?

Jake,

Check your mail.

--Dave

"The Greater the Teacher, the More Powerful the Player."

The Mission Statement: "I want to show any young man that he is far tougher than he thinks, that he can accomplish more than what he dreamed and that his work ethic will take him wherever he wants to go."

#BattleReady newhope


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jakeyuma
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Thank you CoachDP.  Those drills look great.  Implementing Whose Ball is It today.  First day with pads, after teaching how to recover a fumble I think this will be a good drill to start some controlled contact.


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Michael
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this will be a good drill to start some controlled contact.

I feel like I'm watching a blindside hit about to happen...

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jakeyuma
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The major thing I am afraid of is head to head collision.  May modify it a bit to start. Possibly have 1 player on ground covering ball while the other player trys to pull ball away and progress to the full drill.


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DREagle
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The major thing I am afraid of is head to head collision.  May modify it a bit to start. Possibly have 1 player on ground covering ball while the other player trys to pull ball away and progress to the full drill.

You may want to do this drill with no pads first. For controlled/graduated full pads contact something like sumo where they are lined up right in front of each other so there's not much head of steam. The closer they line up the less momentum they have at contact but they can still fight it out violently and work on that aggression.


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jakeyuma
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Great Idea.  Thank you.


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I have new assistants and left them with practice plan. I had to leave and help get equipment for 75+ kids >:(. I arrived at the end of practice right before enduro's. He comes up to me and says your back and they are ready for enduro's. Told him to take them since he ran all of practice anyway. Afterwards he comes up to me and said coach I feel like somebody is going to report me for some your drills and them enduro's  :D. He has actually been a great addition to my staff. While doing whose ball he kept looking to see if someone was going to approach him.

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